Fethiye Butterfly Valley is one of the 100 mountains proposed to be preserved as a world heritage due to the endemic species that it possesses. The Valley of Butterflies located on the piedmonts of Babadag mountain was declared a natural protection area on February 8, 1995, and restricted to all kinds of constructions. If it had not been restricted that time, we would not have such a natural beauty today
Surrounded by steep rocky walls reaching 350 meters, the valley is named after the diverse butterfly species on it, especially from the jersey tiger (a sort of butterfly). Passing through the middle of the valley which is poured 50 meters high and with a small waterfall in the village of Faralya, Butterfly Valley reaches the Mediterranean with a creek. How to go to the valley of Fethiye Butterflies; let’s take a look at the prices.
History of Butterfly Valley
History of Butterfly Valley dates back 4th century BC. Some of the remains of the settlement named “Perdicia” of Lycia are located just above the Butterfly Valley Canyon and the village is called “Faralya”. The name of the village today is Uzunyurt. The horticultural culture that had been created by the Byzantine and Greek civilizations was maintained until the last days of the Ottomans. In addition, it has remained till this day thanks to the terraces of the slopes.
Fethiye Butterfly Valley Accommodation facilities and Hotels
Nature tourism is shown as one of the best places in Turkey and around the world in Butterfly Valley. Unfortunately, it is not possible to stay in different places from the hotels that are open between March 1 to November 1 in every year. In order to protect the beauty of nature, water and electricity are provided by the enterprise, not by the state, and electricity is supplied to the Butterfly Valley 3 times a day. Hot water is provided through solar panels.
Hotels nearby Fethiye Butterfly Valley:
Onur Motel: Faralya Bay, Hisar Mahallesi Faralya, Turkey/contact number: +90 252 642 1162
Montenegro Motel: Faralya Bay, Hisar Mahallesi Faralya, Turkey/contact number: +90 536 390 1297.
Besides, you can prefer to stay in the hotels close to the Dead Sea for accommodation as the butterfly valley is very close to the Dead Sea.
How to get to Fethiye Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley can be reached through Oludeniz, Fethiye. It can be reached by boat or car but you cannot drive all the way. You will have to go on foot.
To go by boat or tour: You can go by boat from Fethiye Ölüdeniz. If you do not have a boat, many tour companies organize boat trips to these places every day. Fethiye Butterfly Valley Tour Prices are between 50 and 80 TL(Turkish liras) averagely.
To go by car: For those who want to drive from Fethiye center, first, you have to go to Hisarönü and then to the Dead Sea, then you have to go to faralya village.